Having the latest web browser is essential for page loading time and for your online safety. The newest versions no longer have previous security breaches. You are better protected against scams, Trojans, phishing, viruses and all sorts of other internet threats.
Websites are displayed better with updated versions because compatibility is improved. Besides, you benefit from all sorts of new features, extensions and personalization options so that you truly feel at ease when surfing the internet. We will now show you how to update 5 of the most popular web browsers. It’s easy and without hassle.
IE automatically updates itself when you update your version of Windows. There is something you can do though to obtain the updates as soon as they are released. Here is what you have to do if you have Windows 7 or 8.
Open Control Panel and go to System and Security. Click Turn automatic updating on or off. You will see a section called Important updates. Click the down arrow and choose one of the first 3 options. It is best to select Install updates automatically so that you always have the latest versions of Windows and IE.
Here is how you can check for updates in Google Chrome. First, open the browser and click on the icon that has three horizontal lines. You find it in the top right corner and it stands for Customize and Control Google. A dropdown menu appears and you have to select About Google Chrome. If you have an old version, the new version is downloaded and installed. If not, you will see a message telling you that Google Chrome is up to date.
Firefox usually sends you a notice when an update is available. Still, you can check for an update manually to. Open the browser and select the icon with 3 horizontal lines. This button stands for Open menu. Now click the Open Help Menu button that looks like a question mark. Click on About Firefox and the browser will check for an update.
This browser should update itself automatically but if it doesn’t, open the browser and look for the Opera icon that is usually located in the top left corner. A dropdown menu appears. Click on About Opera and wait to see if any updates are available.
Having Apple updates turned on will ensure that you always get the latest version of Safari. You can check if the browser is up to date manually though. In the Apple Menu select App Store. A window will appear. Look for the Updates button located in the toolbar at the top of the window. Find Safari in that list and then select Update. You could also click on Update all if you want to do this for multiple apps.
So, this is how you update the 5 most popular internet browsers. If you have a very old version, this may not work, so make sure to go to the official website and download the latest version yourself.